Las Vegas, NV — Tabatha Ricci wants to fight in front of a crowd next time out.
It is crazy, but some fighters have still not fought in front of a sold-out UFC crowd. For Ricci, she hasn’t fought in front of a crowd since returning to the sport of MMA in 2020. All of her LFA fights were behind closed doors, and her three UFC fights have been at the UFC Apex.
After her win over Polyana Viana, Ricci told Cageside Press that she really hopes her next fight will be in front of a crowd. When asked if she was interested in a fight with Sam Hughes, who kicked the card off with a TKO win over Elise Reed, Ricci said she liked the fight.
“Oh, Sam, she came from LFA too. I can tell she’s kind of my homie,” Ricci laughed. “I love the LFA crew. So yeah, there’s gonna be a good. [I’ll fight] anyone.”
After she successfully weighed in on Friday, Ricci pulled off her necklace and posed with it. She explained what the significance of that was.
“That was a shark tooth. One represented Manon [Fiorot], another one represented Maria [Oliveira] with a little blood, and the third one represented Polyana, and I gotta dip it in the blood again,” Ricci said.
Watch the full UFC Vegas 55 post-fight media scrum with Tabatha Ricci above.